2 Samuel 16:5-8

Shimei Curses David

5 As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul’s family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out.
6 He pelted David and all the king’s officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left.
7 As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel!
8 The LORD has repaid you for all the blood you shed in the household of Saul, in whose place you have reigned. The LORD has given the kingdom into the hands of your son Absalom. You have come to ruin because you are a murderer!”

Cross References 5

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 3:16
  • 2. 2 Samuel 19:16-23; 1Ki 2:8-9,36,44
  • 3. S Exodus 22:28
  • 4. 2 Samuel 19:28; 2 Samuel 21:9
  • 5. 2 Samuel 19:19; Psalms 55:3
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